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Address: Near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Take the free Kapalua shuttle to begin

Here is how we hike this trail. We take the free Kapalua Shuttle to the Arboretum. The Mahana Ridge Trail then becomes a 7 mile hike, all gradually downhill. The shuttle leaves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Steveh3Texas
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Colleyville, Texas
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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Here is how we hike this trail. We take the free Kapalua Shuttle to the Arboretum. The Mahana Ridge Trail then becomes a 7 mile hike, all gradually downhill. The shuttle leaves the Kapalua Village Center at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30. If you take the 1:30 shuttle, you must walk all the way down. There is also a Maunalei Arboretum trail... More 

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Waleska, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We started at the parking lot by the end of Lower Honoapiilani Road and made our way down to DT Fleming Beach and the trailhead is just past the parking lot by the preschool. We thought the path was very nice to hike on - very few big roots to navigate. Some steep parts but nothing too strenuous. The views... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So here is the real deal! After reading many reviews finding this trail was difficult and it shouldn't be. So this is the easy way. Drive past Kapalua on the highway. Turn left just past the resort where it says DT Fleming beach. This is a public park with free parking. Nice beach there too. Park here. Walk toward the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We hiked up from the Kapalua Village Center in the morning. For someone who is in decent physical shape, the trail is by no means difficult. However, a good portion of the trail is either overgrown (pants may not be a bad idea), or very muddy (your shoes will be dirty). It hadn't rained the past few days either. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Those reviewers describing this trail as a bush whacking expedition likely took too many wrong turns. I ran up this trail at 5am with a flashlight and had no navigation problems at all. Leaving Kapalua it is best to follow the old golf track under the highway and then turn left on the trail. Everything is well signed...at least I... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite trails with varied vegetation. It can be very muddy but beautiful. This last time we hiked it it was rather overgrown and muddy. We like to take the 9:30 shuttle and then hike all the way to DT Fleming Beach. The shuttle drivers have always been great, that is such a wonderful service to... More 

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Kapalua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is what in my mind a real hike is hike. Not your typical paved trail-sidewalk-flat surface hike. Some parts are overgrown with brush, have steep ascents/descents, and slushy mud puddles. It's not like this all the way. You just have to be okay to expect them. Don't bring those brand new running shoes you bought to run on the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a great trail to walk or run and conveniently located nearby numerous resorts in Napili bay, Lahaina. One can find pineapples, passionfruit and guavas growing wild along the trail, bring a pocket knife for a small refreshment.

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Texas
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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

To be fair, I didn't finish this trail, and I set out to find it on my own because I didn't want to start at 9:30 AM by taking the shuttle. I asked the ladies in the village center at Kapalua (where we were staying) how to find the trail; they told me just to go down to D.T. Flemings... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed discovering this great trail. We left our resort at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua and easily found this trail for our morning run.

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